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    This Week's Picks...

    Want to see what's hot at Walters Gardens, Inc? Check out Barb's Perennial Picks of the Week! This photo flyer shows a select group of perennials that are looking great this week. Don't miss out on these hot items! Call to place your order today! 1-888-WALTERS. To view a current availability, click the link below.

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    Deschampsia c. 'Northern Lights'

    DESNL30 (Tufted Hair Grass) Thin green leaves have narrow creamy white margins with the variegation taking on very subtle pink-blush tone in cooler temperatures. Light green seed heads pop up slightly above the foliage and age to tan. Best in full sun but tolerates light shade.

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    Festuca g. 'Blue Whiskers' PP29200

    FESBW30, FESBW72 (Blue Fescue) Taller and more vigorous than ‘Elijah Blue', with longer leaves and a brighter, silver-blue foliage color. Forms a fully rounded, robust clump with consistent flower coverage. Yellow-green flowers age to tan as the season progresses.

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    Miscanthus s. 'Encore' PP29070

    MISEN30, MISEN72 (Miscanthus) Perfect choice for northern climates. Earlier bloomer, with a secondary flush of copper-purple plumes before frost hits. Flowers turn to a creamy tan color with age. Forms a tall, upright clump of dark green leaves with white midribs.

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    Miscanthus s. 'Little Zebra' PP13008

    MISLZ30, MISLZ72 (Dwarf Zebra Grass) A popular grass, especially in northern regions, since it blooms reliably each year in late summer. Green leaves with distinctive gold banding form a rounded, almost ball-shaped clump topped with reddish-purple plumes.

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    Panicum v. PRAIRIE WINDS® 'Cheyenne Sky' PP23209

    PANCS30, PANCS72 (Red Switch Grass) Petite red Panicum; ideal for containers. Forms a tight, vase-shaped clump of blue-green foliage that turns wine-red in early summer. Purple flowers. From Gary Trucks.

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    Pennisetum a. 'Puppy Love' PPAF

    PENPL30, PENPL72 (Fountain Grass) Seedling of ‘Ginger Love' with the same intermediate height as its parent but darker seed heads. Graceful, arching habit of medium to dark green foliage and burgundy accents. Dark red inflorescences show color in late summer and continue until frost. Not sterile.

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    Schizachyrium s. 'Twilight Zone' PP27432

    SCHTZ30, SCHTZ72 (Little Bluestem) A standout cultivar that possesses a nearly iridescent silvery mauve-purple cast all over beginning in midsummer. Retains this color through fall when brighter purple highlights develop. Forms a strictly upright, narrowly columnar clump.

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    Seslaria autumnalis

    SESAU30 (Autumn Moor Grass) In summer, this cool season grass is a low mound of bright green leaves. Late season, it sends up long, tan seedheads. Great for mass planting or edging. This species tolerates light shade, which is uncommon for an ornamental grass.

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    Sporobolus heterolepis

    SPOHE30 (Prairie Dropseed) Refined native prairie grass with a soft, fountain-like look. Threadlike, green leaves turn golden-orange in fall. Surprisingly fragrant, pinkish brown flowers appear atop tall, thin, arching stems. Heat and drought tolerant.

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